Ep 025 Karl Kapp and how gamification includes involving students in your job

 Listen to this episode on your phone! Karl is the assistant director and a faculty member at Bloomsburg University’s Institute for Interactive Technologies (IIT), where he teaches courses like Managing Multimedia Projects, Applying Theories of Learning for Interactive Technologies, E-Learning Concepts and Techniques and Learning in 3D. He believes teaching/education/learning is an interactive exchange between students and the instructor that can take place both within and outside of the classroom or online environment. Continue Reading →

Ep 024 Dr. Zac Fitz-Walter, deep into mobile gamification apps

Listen to this episode on your phone! Dr. Zac Fitz-Walter is a gamification designer who uses game design techniques and principles to help make tasks more engaging and motivating. He’s applied gamification to many different areas including training, education, health, wellbeing, business and HR. Zac leveled up his education in 2015 with a Ph.D. in designing effective gamification for mobile applications. He has taught a range of university subjects over Continue Reading →

Ep 023 Michael Wu on how to use data for better gamification

Listen to this episode on your phone! Dr. Michael Wu is a passionate data scientist, thought leader, and strategist. He has served as the Chief Scientist at Lithium over the past decade, where he focuses on developing predictive and prescriptive algorithms to extract insights from social big data. His research spans many areas, including customer experience, CRM, online influence, gamification, digital transformation, AI, etc. His R&D won him the recognition as an Influential Leader by Continue Reading →

Ep 022 Horst Streck talks about the importance of empathy for gamification

Listen to this episode on your phone! After changing his student life for a working career, Horst Streck worked as an information expert within the Amsterdam local authorities for over 15 years. In 2001 Horst Streck founded I Sioux Media Productions with two partners. In 2002 the company made its first step as a game developer. In 2007 the company entered the casual games arena, with the brand Youdagames. Youdagames Continue Reading →

Ep 021 When the hero’s journey meets the collective journey in gamification with Jeff Gomez

Listen to this episode on your phone! CEO, Starlight Runner Entertainment Jeff Gomez, CEO of Starlight Runner, is a leading expert in the fields of brand narrative, story world development, creative franchise design, and transmedia storytelling. He specializes in the expansion of entertainment properties, premium brands, and socio-political themes into highly successful multi-platform communications and international campaigns. As a producer accredited by the Producers Guild of America, Jeff also develops Continue Reading →

Ep 020 How values and culture align with epic meaning in gamification with Juliette Denny

 Listen to this episode on your phone! Juliette is the Ideologist in Chief (AKA Managing Director) at Growth Engineering, and her unwavering mission is to wage war on dull online learning! She is a pioneer and expert in applying gamification and social functionality to online learning. She has an unrivaled passion for learner engagement, which leaves audiences inspired and electrified. She is the complete package: influencer, expert and also Continue Reading →

Ep 019 Altug Yilmaz and gamification for learning in Turkey

Listen to this episode on your phone! After graduating from Mathematical Engineering he worked for Netron and BilgeAdam as a trainer. He was responsible for Turkcell Educational platforms more than 5 years at Turkcell Academy. He is the author of first Turkish gamification book: and Gamification Confederation GamFED’s Turkey representer. He blogs about gamification and is the only Turkish person who got invited and gave a speech at Gamification World Congress GWC16 Continue Reading →

Ep 018 Manuel Pimenta talks about gamifying your career into gamification

Listen to this episode on your phone! Manuel is a Lead Gamification Designer at Fractal Mind, and his background is mostly in software development and analysis. For the past 6 years, he’s been one of the main voices of gamification in Portugal and has had the luck of spreading the fun in domains like eLearning, employee engagement, sales teams and ideation since then, with some of the top banking and Continue Reading →

Ep 017 Michiel van Eunen with gamification of all sorts since 2003!

 Listen to this episode on your phone! Drawing on experience in education, e-learning, theatre, retail, training, startups, events & game industries, he has found that this one thing thrilled him the most: designing purposeful fun. When we play, we are pushing to be the best version of ourselves. Working should be more like playing. His power lies in doing just that: using all the powerful elements found in games Continue Reading →

Ep 016 Ahmed Hossam, designing gamification and making sure it works

Listen to this episode on your phone! Ahmed Hossam is The International Gamification Confederation (Gamfed) Ambassador in Egypt. He is a keynote speaker, consultant, designer and facilitator on gamification. He is currently the president of Gamification Egypt and the founder of Gampact. Ahmed is one of the of the top pioneers in gamification in the Middle-East, he has been in the “Global Gamification Gurus Power 100” since 2015 and in Continue Reading →